Get a look at these two adorable buggers!
This is Jia Panpan (Canadian Hope) and Jia Yueyue (Canadian Joy). They were born at the Toronto Zoo on Oct. 13, 2015, and weighed just 187.7 and 115 grams respectively. Their much-anticipated birth came more than two years after their mother, Er Shun, along with an adult male panda named Da Mao arrived on loan from China as part of a 10-year, $10-million agreement that will see the animals spend half the time in Toronto and the other half at the Calgary Zoo.
“With nowhere to put them except in institutions, China has started again. Pushing them to countries that it wants to establish mainly business operations with. It’s soft diplomacy, on it’s cuddly side.” Henry Nicholls, U.K. author of The Way of the Panda.
Henry describes it as a goodwill gesture that puts economic discussions on a useful footing for both sides. The internet holds more on this matter if you’d like to click THIS.
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